Experiencing problems with your memory and thinking can be stressful. Some memory loss can be a normal part of ageing, but in some cases can be caused by a disorder or brain injury. Learn about common memory disorders, their causes and treatment below.
Amnesia is loss of memory that is usually temporary but can sometimes be permanent. Learn more about its causes and ways to live with amnesia.
Alzheimer's disease affects your brain function, memory and behaviour. Learn more about its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and progression.
Cognitive impairment can cause problems with your thinking, communication, understanding or memory. Find out more about cognitive impairment here.
Confusion can be temporary, but sometimes it’s a permanent state caused by a medical condition. Here are things you can do to help ease symptoms.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare brain disorder that causes dementia. Find out more about CJD, mad cow disease and variant CJD here.
Delirium is a sudden change in your thinking or behaviour. It is most common in older people. Find out more about prevention and treatment here.
Dementia - an overview
Dementia is a group of diseases that affect your memory, thinking and behaviour. There is no cure, but early intervention can improve quality of life.
Disorientation is what you experience when you are confused about the time, where you are or even who you are. It is often a symptom of dementia.
Encephalopathy refers to any disturbance of the brain's functioning that leads to problems like confusion and memory loss. Read more here.
Wernicke encephalopathy is a type of brain injury that needs quick treatment to avoid permanent brain damage. Find out about its causes and symptoms.
Worried about your memory?
You might be worried that your memory isn’t what it used to be. Learn more about memory loss, what causes it and when you should see a doctor.